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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-04 10:34 AM
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Who's going to win the Australian Men's Open Tennis Tournament?
I'm going with Federer--he just looks unbeatable. Although my slight preference is for Marat Safin, since his is a great comeback story, and he'll have a special place in my heart for knocking off Agassi--God, I wish he would retire already!
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DoctorBombay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-04 11:46 AM
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1. This is going to be a terrific match
I had figured Safin to be the dominant player in the world after the 2000 US Open when he just drilled Sampras in the final. It started downhill after the inexplicable loss to Thomas Johanssen in the Aussie final a couple years ago, which got his head in the wrong place and then the injuries.

Federer, to me, is the best player in the world right now. Roddick gets more attention, and has the best serve and forehand, but Federer has every shot in the bag, is as accurate as I've seen anyone in a long, long, time, and has the best all-court game on the circuit.

If Safin makes it all the way back, he, Federer, and Roddick will play each other in many Grand Slam finals. Throw in Ferrero for clay events.

Tonight is too close to call for me...I'm hoping for five sets. Slight edge to Federer; Safin has had two five setters already, Roger is more fresh.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-04 01:28 PM
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2. In a way it's hard to tell--Marat had to be Andy and Andre to get here
Although Federer really nailed Juan-Carlos--I expected that to be much closer.

Still, gotta say Roger Federer.
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